CBM Intern – You are Where He Wants You to Be
By CBM National intern, Jake Taylor –
Since beginning my first rotation at Camp Grace in North Carolina as a CBM National intern, I have done things I expected and didn’t expect to do. I found I really enjoyed each of them. Now if you haven’t met me, my personality is very “on the go,” get the job done as quickly, and as perfectly as possible. The little things tend to stick out to me; if I see a problem, I have to take care of it. So getting put in a situation where I have to slow down and be the arms and legs for someone else is challenging. I thank God for sending me to Grace. I have to learn to be more patient; waiting and watching to find out how I can help, whether that be swinging an axe, driving 1,300 miles to Florida and back for donations, or giving my testimony to a room full of kids. (I encourage anyone to share their testimony every chance they get; it is one of our most powerful tools as a Christian. As it was said to me, no one can take your story; it is how God brought you to where you are.)
I have learned in my short time here that I really didn’t have camps all figured out. I figured it was constantly busy, and I thrive in situations like that! So having to throttle back and slow down a bit made me feel like I am not doing enough at first. I doubted if I was really useful here. God doesn’t make junk. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” Those feelings of “I am not good enough” or “I am not doing enough” are lies. Whether or not you get as much done as you planned the day before, if you are getting up every day, and giving it your all, then you did your best for that day. Don’t let the enemy drag you down with doubt, or stressing out about tomorrow. I say this for myself because I struggle with this daily. I struggle to get up every day and do the best I can do. God puts you where you are for a reason so don’t lose focus on Him. If He calls you to drive, drive to bring glory to God. If you are called to grab an axe, swing it knowing this is where He wants you. It’s not always easy, and we tend to get in our own way when we don’t want to do something, but we must seek His face daily, and be ready and available for when He wants to use us.